What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Erik Gunn profiles the Center for Media and Democracy and its fight to expose ALEC.
- Joe Tarr identifies some sticking points in Madison's Downtown Plan.
- Joe Tarr and Jason Joyce report that Democratic turnout in recall primary is troubling some.
- Dave Cieslewicz believes Gov. Walker's fundraising advantage won't affect the recall election.
- Phil Busse talks to musicians who license their songs to television, movies and ads.
- Bob Koch profiles musician Scott Lamps, who shifts easily between pop, classical and musical theater.
- Jessica Steinhoff interviews Americana songster Sarah Jarosz, who's compared by some to Gillian Welch.
- Jay Rath checks in with Madison children's author Kevin Henkes about his latest book.
- Dean Robbins says the American Masters documentary about Johnny Carson on PBS gives the late-night king his due.
- Scott Renshaw says Dark Shadows is evidence that the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration ain't what it was, and Marc Savlov says the Holocaust drama In Darkness is like nothing you've seen before.
- Kyle Nabilcy tries out the relatively more genteel brick-and-mortar version of JD's.
- Tell All: What's so bad about polygamy?
- Jason Joyce has to admit that the Brewers are in a slump -- can they get out from under the cloud?